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|1 day 3 hours ago||Doh.||
Well, apparently that cat wasn't supposed to be let out of the bag yet; Steve removed his story/article.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Maybe he's changed.||
He used to post on Scout years ago until some huge blow up between MaizeMan, Eroc, and coachBT which resulted in MM getting banned and Eroc/coachBT moving on. Betting dollars to donuts that the name "GBMW" was their way of thumbing their noses at Scout's "GBW."
I'll never forget their 2008 spring analysis, claiming how dominant the secondary would be based on their observations. Guh.
|1 week 4 days ago||A crackhouse game...?||
What's the beverage of choice, Red Balls?
(hummina hummina hummina hummina!)
|3 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The Starks warned us||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Thought OL woes||
mainly resulted from inexperience, youth, and constantly being put in a position to fail (e.g., lots of reshuffling/no time to gel, a variety of different blocking schemes, etc). If that is indeed the case...I presume a decent argument for maintaining Funk can be made. Moreover, iirc Funk is an inside zone guy, and of course that was a (the?) staple blocking scheme at Alabama.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Very nice track.||
Love how he sampled The Isley Brothers there.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Eh.||
The old argument again: do you commit to the university or to the coach?
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||Scrambling..||
...as in cooking maybe
|6 weeks 4 days ago||By the same token||
What if a parent sees through the smoke and mirrors that attract some recruits to some programs? Chase Winovich mentioned that in a recent Mlive article. That's how I read McDowell's father's comment: he's seemingly saying that they will have input as parents, yet how influential their input will be? TBD.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Well...||
..there is this pretty bad picture of this olympic squat attempt...and...
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Big deal.||
Emotional, just contributed to the game winning play, first time in the Super Bowl, perpetual "us against the world" mentality, apparently ongoing "rivalry" with Michael Crabtree, deep seated dislike for the 49ers. The media is largely interested in "real" unfiltered reactions - and they got one.
By the headlines I thought he said something...you know, actually OFFENSIVE as opposed to "I'll shut your mouth up".
|8 weeks 3 days ago||In other words...||
...downhill runners - am specifically referencing one cut and go - are better fits for IZ types (obviously Davis from the Broncos; am thinking Adrian Peterson, Earl Campbell as well for example), whereas a Barry Sanders type (running style - juke juke) is better suited for a man blocking scheme?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Def a pleasure reading||
Thanks all for continuing to provide great insight into philosophies/blocking techniques and schemes.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Flip side...||
...FBs will benefit the least?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||If so...||
Bob Bostad plskthx.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Yep||
Full Daedric is definitely the bees knees.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||"That's elegant."||
Yeah. Makes one wonder.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||You hope the offense shows up?||
Al, is that you?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||You don't?||
Aside from that?
|15 weeks 8 hours ago||It must be a secret||
"Slavish devotion?" Never saw it that way. I've seen references to comments that blew up in the staff's face; for example, the theory that teams fielding spread offenses will have inferior defenses (vs pro-style teams). We know that's incorrect. Hell, we knew it then.
I've also seen questions about the offensive coordinator's refusal to take "free yards" (bubble screen) ostensibly because bubble screens are linked to spread offenses. Why are those questions raised? Because of the offense's struggles.
There are discussions about constraints and counters. Why? Because of the offense's struggles.
There are discussions about walking up to the line of scrimmage with 8 seconds left on the play clock and not being about to check into something that will exploit what the defense is giving you. Is that a "spread" concept?
I've seen a slavish devotion to nothing more than wishing that the offense was efficient and productive - and that certain elements of other offensive philosophies COULD have increased this offense's efficiency and productivity. The thinking is that those alternatives will never be explored as a result of the staff's hidebound approach (special teams as well iirc; spread punt formation).
|15 weeks 1 day ago||"Responsible?"||
By continuing to e-mail compliance asking for clarification and they kept slow-playing him? By having newspaper reporters take statements from players and completely redefining the context? Stretch it to make it fit, I guess.
And LOL @ "zero progress." Beautiful piece of revisionist history.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Heh||
Well I guess it sounded good to some.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Saw "Derrick" and freaked out before I got to "Rose."||
This season has rendered me...preemptively sensitive.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Good for him.||
No hate here.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Lawl?||
He "inherited a program" whose recruiting was floating slowly downward (this has been discussed already). He also "inherited" Nick Sheridan and Steven Threet. Boren transferred because he didn't like hustling between plays. Stop acting as if he "inherited" an Aston Martin and promptly drove it through potholes while never getting it serviced. More like a Corvette that he stripped and attempted to rebuild.
Well. Tinkered with the engine and left the brakes to GERG.
|16 weeks 10 hours ago||FSU, run and gun...?||
Am quite familiar with FSU over the years, since I've followed ACC basketball since the 80s.
Under Leonard Hamilton they've never been a "run and gun" type. They've stressed athleticism, length, rebounding, and defense.
Last year they averaged 67 ppg, good for 186th. In 2011-12, they averaged 69.9 ppg, good for 124th. In 2010-11, they averaged 69.3 ppg, good for 154th. In 2009-10, they averaged 68.5 ppg, good for 186th. in 2008-09, they averaged...yes, you guessed it; 68.6 ppg, good for 155th.
You get the picture; a run and gun team they are not. But they will disrupt the timing of teams with their physical style of basketball.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Nope||
|17 weeks 5 days ago||...wut?||
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Including the MSU game, Michigan has...||
...presently? -68 yards rushing over the last two games.